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Caddo Parish, Louisiana (LA)

County population in 2014: 252,603 (86% urban, 14% rural); it was 252,161 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 40,263
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 22,935
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 62,546
Renter-occupied apartments: 38,941 (it was 35,428 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

33%

Land area: 882 sq. mi.

Water area: 54.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 286 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Caddo Parish: 85.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.4%), Construction (11.2%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Caddo Parish, Louisiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (47.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (46.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Asian alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  36.0 years
Louisiana median age:  35.0 years
Males: 120,066  (47.5%)
Females: 132,537  (52.5%)
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Caddo Parish,LA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Caddo Parish:

2.0 people
Louisiana:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,683 ($31,467 in 1999)

This county:

$39683
Louisiana:

$44164

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $559 (lower quartile is $407, upper quartile is $730)
This county:

$559
State:

$620


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $118,500 (it was $70,600 in 2000)
Caddo:

$118,500
Louisiana:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,700 - $200,000
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,098
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $297

Institutionalized population: 4,241

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 22
  • Robberies: 22
  • Assaults: 152
  • Burglaries: 272
  • Thefts: 711
  • Auto thefts: 121

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 26
  • Robberies: 13
  • Assaults: 161
  • Burglaries: 368
  • Thefts: 803
  • Auto thefts: 142
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Health of residents in Caddo Parish based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.3. This is worse than average.
70.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
44.3% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
66.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
65.5% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 199 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 168 pounds. This is more than average.
42.2% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 589 buildings, average cost: $180,800
  • 2008: 381 buildings, average cost: $198,400
  • 2009: 278 buildings, average cost: $251,300
  • 2010: 342 buildings, average cost: $243,000
  • 2011: 293 buildings, average cost: $260,600
  • 2012: 288 buildings, average cost: $270,800
  • 2013: 279 buildings, average cost: $266,800
  • 2014: 283 buildings, average cost: $262,700

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,043 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $470 (0.5%)

Caddo Parish household income distribution in 2009 Caddo Parish home values distribution Caddo Parish contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.6%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.2% for Black residents, 13.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 35.2% for American Indian residents, 2.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.7% for other race residents, 13.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.6%
Caddo Parish:

21.6%
Louisiana:

19.8%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 34.2% for Black residents, 15.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.1% for American Indian residents, 2.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 18.5% for other race residents, 14.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 38 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 34 years old, Asian residents: 32 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 27 years old)

Area name: Shreveport-Bossier City, LA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Caddo Parish is $482 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $563 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $714 a month.

Cities in this county include: Shreveport, Vivian, Greenwood, Blanchard, Oil City, Lakeview, Mooringsport, Hosston, Rodessa, Belcher.

Caddo Parish has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Caddo Parish: Caney Lakes Recreation Site (A), Upper Caney Campground (B), Gas Spur (C), Parish Farm (D), Wenks Landing (E), North Webster Industrial District Park (F), Camp Yatasi (G), Sykes Ferry (H), Caney Creek Recreation Area (I), Webster Parish Fire District 3 Doyline Fire Department (J), Webster Parish Fire District 10 (K), Webster Parish Fire District 7 Storage Facility (L), Webster Parish Fire District 8 Station 4 (M), Webster Parish Fire District 8 Station 2 (N), Webster Parish Fire Protection District 11 Springhill Fire District Station 3 (O), Cullen Fire Protection District 6 Station 2 (P), Sarepta Fire District 5 Station 2 (Q), Cullen Fire Protection District 6 Station 3 (R), Shongaloo Volunteer Fire Department (S), Evergreen Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Caddo Parish include: Sexton Church (A), Sweet Home Church (B), Tillman Church (C), Union Church (D), Union Grove Church (E), Union Springs Church (F), Growing Valley Church (G), Valley Springs Church (H), Whispering Pines Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Andrew Cemetery (1), Pleasant Valley Cemetery (2), Whispering Pines Cemetery (3), Crowe Cemetery (4), Walker Cemetery (5), Sandin Cemetery (6), Newsom Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Crane Lake (A), Beaver Lake (B), Williams Lake (C), Murray Lake (D), Upper Caney Lake (E), Lower Caney Lake (F), Paper Mill Pond (G), Caney Lakes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bayou Dorcheat (A), Dry Creek (B), Hurley Branch (C), Cooley Creek (D), Howell Creek (E), Canon Creek (F), Flat Lick Bayou (G), Holder Creek (H), Hall Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Caddo Parish include: Dauchite Park (1), Lake Bistineau State Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Yuma County, Arizona , Webster Parish , Rankin County, Mississippi , Yazoo County, Mississippi , Putnam County, Georgia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.1%
Louisiana:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 13,004
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 3,781 (50% naturalized citizens)

Caddo Parish:

1.5%
Whole state:

2.6%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 827
  • 1990 to 1994: 517
  • 1985 to 1989: 301
  • 1980 to 1984: 547
  • 1975 to 1979: 478
  • 1970 to 1974: 355
  • 1970 to 1974: 147
  • 1965 to 1969: 609

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.2%

Caddo Parish marital status for males Caddo Parish marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 72,768
  • One, attached: 3,477
  • Two: 2,583
  • 3 or 4: 5,294
  • 5 to 9: 6,025
  • 10 to 19: 2,755
  • 20 or more: 6,412
  • Mobile homes: 8,889
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 93

Housing units in Caddo Parish with a mortgage: 32,585 (3,120 second mortgage, 2,000 home equity loan, 85 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 20,480

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

59.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Caddo Parish

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant94,174166
Black Protestant27,64478
Mainline Protestant24,23345
Catholic14,39710
Other3,11014
Orthodox4453
None90,966-
Caddo Parish Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 38
Caddo Parish:

1.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 26
This county:

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 127
Caddo Parish:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Louisiana:

4.49 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 133
This county:

5.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.92 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Caddo Parish:

11.6%
Louisiana:

10.9%

Adult obesity rate:
Caddo Parish:

27.8%
State:

29.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
State:

13.7%

Agriculture in Caddo Parish:

Average size of farms: 309 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $44,036
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $262.45
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.01%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 35.82%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $38,240
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.83%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $48,538
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.29
Corn for grain: 16495 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4253 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 14640 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 8570 harvested acres
Vegetables: 106 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 589 acres

Tornado activity:

Caddo Parish historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Louisiana state average. It is 1784384.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 20 fatalities and 93 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 2/12/1950, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 18 people and injured 77 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Caddo Parish-area historical earthquake activity is above Louisiana state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 204.7 miles away from Caddo Parish center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 207.2 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 293.5 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 211.1 miles away from the county center
On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 389.9 miles away from Caddo Parish center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML) earthquake occurred 405.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • LouisianaHurricane Gustav, Incident Period: September 1, 2008 to September 11, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1786): September 2, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1786, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 23, 2005 to November 1, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1607): September 24, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1607, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaHurricane Rita, Incident Period: September 20, 2005 to November 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3260): September 21, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3260, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaHurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 26, 2005 to November 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3212): August 27, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3212, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • LouisianaLoss of the Space Shuttle Columbia, Incident Period: February 1, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3172): February 1, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3172, Natural disaster type: Other
  • LouisianaSevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 11, 2000 to January 3, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1357): January 12, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1357, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • LouisianaSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 3, 1999 to April 7, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1269): April 9, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1269, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • LouisianaIce Storm, Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: February 10, 1994 to February 12, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1012): February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1012, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
  • LouisianaFlooding, Severe Storm, Tornado, Incident Period: April 27, 1991 to May 31, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-904): May 3, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-904, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • LouisianaFlooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 12, 1991 to April 26, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-902): April 23, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-902, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Caddo Parish (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (10%)
  • India (9%)
  • United Kingdom (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Vietnam (6%)
  • Philippines (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Caddo Parish (%):

  • United States or American (10%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • French (except Basque) (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Caddo Parish mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 83,127 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 13,940 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,210 (2%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 35 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 15 (0%)
  • Railroad: 6 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 128 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 155 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 145 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,630 (2%)
  • Other means: 850 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,827 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Caddo Parish, Louisiana in 2000:

  • 2,189 people in nursing homes
  • 1,033 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 766 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 590 people in state prisons
  • 556 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 217 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 184 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 156 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 93 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 91 people in halfway houses
  • 88 people in other group homes
  • 86 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 85 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 75 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 71 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 41 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 36 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 30 people in religious group quarters
  • 27 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 25 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 21 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 14 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 7 people in unknown juvenile institutions

People in group quarters in Caddo Parish, Louisiana in 2010:

  • 1,975 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,524 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,038 people in college/university student housing
  • 650 people in state prisons
  • 384 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 232 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 203 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 82 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 67 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 40 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 20 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 18 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,986.

6.12% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,592 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.12%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Caddo Parish:

0.06%
Louisiana average:

0.05%

3.47% relocated from other counties in Louisiana ($18,952 average AGI)
2.59% relocated from other states ($17,219 average AGI)
Caddo Parish:

2.59%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bossier Parish, LA  1.84% ($32,668 average AGI)
from De Soto Parish, LA  0.32% ($38,359)
from Webster Parish, LA  0.16% ($29,480)
from Dallas County, TX  0.14% ($26,710)
from Ouachita Parish, LA  0.13% ($30,697)
from East Baton Rouge Parish, LA  0.13% ($29,905)
from Harris County, TX  0.12% ($33,225)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,134 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
Louisiana average:

6.57%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($400 average AGI)
Caddo Parish:

0.08%
Louisiana average:

0.06%

2.99% relocated to other counties in Louisiana ($18,303 average AGI)
3.01% relocated to other states ($20,431 average AGI)
Caddo Parish:

3.01%
Louisiana average:

2.51%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bossier Parish, LA  1.72% ($37,686 average AGI)
to De Soto Parish, LA  0.30% ($38,708)
to Dallas County, TX  0.26% ($28,933)
to Harris County, TX  0.16% ($34,712)
to Tarrant County, TX  0.13% ($39,320)
to Webster Parish, LA  0.12% ($28,358)
to Ouachita Parish, LA  0.11% ($38,384)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 15.2

Births per 1000 population in Caddo Parish

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Caddo Parish

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 13.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 13.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Caddo Parish

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Caddo Parish
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Caddo Parish


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 40,133 (32,882 aged, 7,251 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 11,507 (17%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Caddo Parish, Louisiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (2687)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2614)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1897)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1894)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1498)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (1486)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (1038)
  • Unspecified dementia (984)
  • Hypertensive heart disease with (congestive) heart failure (962)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (911)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.78
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 37113.23
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 904.950
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 102570.52

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1502.930
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1055.670
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.34

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 53.61
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81.17

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.55

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 180.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 141.2
  • Cut/Pierce - 14.8
  • Other - 23.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 111.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 76.3
  • Suffocation - 17.1
  • Poisoning - 13.7
  • Other - 4.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 248,722
  • In family households: 205,226 (37,046 male householders, 28,437 female householders)
    38,580 spouses, 73,151 children (67,622 natural, 1,361 adopted, 4,168 stepchildren), 10,795 grandchildren, 3,408 brothers or sisters, 2,120 parents, 4,361 other relatives, 6,218 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 43,496 (16,902 male householders (13,865 living alone)), 19,754 female householders (17,245 living alone)), 6,840 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 6,247 (4,241 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 28,056 2-persons, 16,360 3-persons, 11,833 4-persons, 5,435 5-persons, 2,343 6-persons, 1,456 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 31,110 1-person, 4,763 2-persons, 519 3-persons, 161 4-persons, 51 5-persons, 27 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.

31,164 married couples with children.
24,925 single-parent households (3,303 men, 21,622 women).

96.2% of residents of Caddo Parish speak English at home.
1.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,565,789,000 ($6226 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $59,398,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $585,811,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $393,144,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $8,286,000
Federal grants: $362,227,000
Federal procurement contracts: $73,131,000 ($9,463,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $143,189,000 ($2,984,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,725,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $111,235,000
Federal Government insurance: $574,234,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 19,958
Here:

79 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 14,154
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +682
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -6,971
Here -28 per 1000 residents
State -20 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Caddo Parish

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 48.02 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.8

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.1

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 1,428
  • 2000 to 2004: 11,277
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,891
  • 1980 to 1989: 15,234
  • 1970 to 1979: 22,531
  • 1960 to 1969: 19,269
  • 1950 to 1959: 19,087
  • 1940 to 1949: 6,624
  • 1939 or earlier: 6,862
Rooms in houses/apartments in Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 81
  • 2 rooms: 449
  • 3 rooms: 2,293
  • 4 rooms: 5,175
  • 5 rooms: 17,435
  • 6 rooms: 17,106
  • 7 rooms: 9,915
  • 8 rooms: 5,331
  • 9+ rooms: 4,761
  • 1 room: 1,403
  • 2 rooms: 2,856
  • 3 rooms: 7,052
  • 4 rooms: 9,384
  • 5 rooms: 8,380
  • 6 rooms: 3,904
  • 7 rooms: 1,623
  • 8 rooms: 527
  • 9+ rooms: 299
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 260
  • 1 bedroom: 1,642
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,365
  • 3 bedrooms: 36,729
  • 4 bedrooms: 9,226
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,324
  • no bedroom: 1,600
  • 1 bedroom: 10,660
  • 2 bedrooms: 13,616
  • 3 bedrooms: 8,014
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,389
  • 5+ bedrooms: 149
Cars and other vehicles available in Caddo Parish, Louisiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 4,115
  • 1 vehicle: 20,031
  • 2 vehicles: 26,876
  • 3 vehicles: 8,943
  • 4 vehicles: 2,021
  • 5+ vehicles: 560
  • no vehicle: 8,423
  • 1 vehicle: 17,664
  • 2 vehicles: 7,766
  • 3 vehicles: 1,299
  • 4 vehicles: 184
  • 5+ vehicles: 92

56% of Caddo Parish residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 45% lived in Louisiana.

Caddo Parish:

55.6%
State average:

59.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 188483
  • Northeast: 4360
  • Midwest: 9479
  • South: 38201
  • West: 6522

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $40,200


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Caddo Parish
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (69.1%)
  • Electricity (28.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)
  • Wood (0.5%)
  • Electricity (54.7%)
  • Utility gas (43.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,810
Here:

8.9%
Louisiana:

17.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 987
Here:

6.3%
Louisiana:

15.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,655
Here:

15.4%
Louisiana:

16.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Caddo Parish government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $8,249,000
    Libraries: $2,362,000
    Local Fire Protection: $214,000
    Water Utilities: $205,000
    Sewerage: $176,000
    Regular Highways: $156,000
    Police Protection: $156,000
    Correctional Institutions: $94,000
    Financial Administration: $31,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $16,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $16,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $13,614,000
    Police Protection: $11,244,000
    General - Other: $10,506,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $9,996,000
    Libraries: $7,786,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $6,648,000
    Hospitals: $6,304,000
    Local Fire Protection: $5,346,000
    Financial Administration: $5,059,000
    Regular Highways: $4,475,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,963,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,692,000
    Health - Other: $2,225,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,801,000
    Water Utilities: $1,127,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $979,000
    Parks and Recreation: $816,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $562,000
    Housing and Community Development: $504,000
    Sewerage: $425,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,738,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $891,000
    Local Fire Protection: $668,000
    Police Protection: $470,000
    Financial Administration: $294,000
    Correctional Institutions: $254,000
    Hospitals: $238,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $99,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $42,000
    Central Staff Services: $36,000
    Water Utilities: $36,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
    General Public Building: $7,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $39,383,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $105,000

Caddo Parish government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $10,184,000
    Hospital Public: $5,399,000
    Sewerage: $831,000
    Regular Highways: $158,000
    Parks and Recreation: $14,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $9,996,000
    All Other: $3,216,000
    Housing and Community Development: $504,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $940,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,001,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $2,039,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $939,000
    Sale of Property: $85,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $14,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,493,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,534,000
    All Other: $2,718,000
    Highways: $1,553,000
    Public Welfare: $961,000
  • Tax - Property: $61,633,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,403,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,746,000
    Amusements Sales: $2,376,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $496,000
    Other License: $68,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $23,000

Caddo Parish government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $51,053,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $49,196,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,481,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,332,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,886,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,737,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $1,857,000

Caddo Parish government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,016,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $57,495,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $49,965,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 10,885
  • Number of aged recipients: 1,307
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 9,578
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,558
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 6,076
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 2,251
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 3,484
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 4,862
Caddo Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Caddo Parish Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 63 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,356$138,456906$161,2203,114$154,684336$39,9589$803,778500$95,264239$74,172
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED79$128,54474$116,230415$140,60556$49,6610$033$71,87952$66,981
APPLICATIONS DENIED223$120,865213$95,9151,537$126,761427$31,9233$2,193,333104$72,548147$61,286
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN154$127,805145$194,166899$147,68645$73,1331$17,500,00044$91,13639$86,077
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS27$147,07435$150,229249$132,81138$43,5000$014$65,14314$49,286
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 42 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED181$200,282160$196,4386$135,8331$60,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED32$227,75050$206,4602$154,5000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED28$224,00022$197,0912$126,0001$138,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN25$227,64016$194,1880$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$264,8334$245,0001$203,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Caddo Parish, LA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,90178.5 years
John1,74973.6 years
James1,74572.2 years
William1,45175.2 years
Willie1,14174.0 years
Robert1,10570.6 years
Charles75571.8 years
George70474.6 years
Annie67380.3 years
Henry60674.4 years
Most common last names in Caddo Parish, LA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams1,31873.3 years
Smith1,15174.7 years
Johnson98273.9 years
Jones78872.3 years
Brown75875.4 years
Thomas61673.6 years
Jackson61074.2 years
Davis60174.7 years
Taylor46674.1 years
Wilson43074.2 years
Businesses in Caddo Parish, LA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T5Kohl's1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Kroger2
Academy Sports + Outdoors1La Quinta1
Advance Auto Parts4La-Z-Boy1
Aeropostale1Lane Bryant1
Albertsons1Lane Furniture7
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ann Taylor1Long John Silver's2
Applebee's2Lowe's2
Arby's4Marriott3
Ashley Furniture1Marshalls1
AutoZone5MasterBrand Cabinets2
Avenue1McDonald's13
BMW1Men's Wearhouse1
Banana Republic1Motel 61
Barnes & Noble1New Balance3
Baskin-Robbins1New York & Co1
Bath & Body Works2Nike16
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nissan1
Best Western2Office Depot2
Blockbuster3OfficeMax1
Budget Car Rental2Old Navy1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Olive Garden1
Burger King9Outback1
CVS6Outback Steakhouse1
Cache1Papa John's Pizza2
Catherines2Payless4
Charlotte Russe1Penske2
Chevrolet1PetSmart1
Chick-Fil-A1Pier 1 Imports1
Chico's1Pizza Hut7
Church's Chicken6Popeyes5
Circle K1Quality1
Clarion1Quiznos3
Coldwater Creek1RadioShack5
ColorTyme1Ramada2
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid6
Comfort Suites1Ruby Tuesday1
Cracker Barrel1Rue211
Curves2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dairy Queen4SAS Shoes1
Days Inn1SONIC Drive-In12
Dennys1Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza6Sears4
DressBarn1Sephora1
Dressbarn1Shoe Carnival1
Ethan Allen1Sleep Inn2
FedEx38Sprint Nextel2
Firestone Complete Auto Care3Starbucks4
Foot Locker1Subway22
Ford2Super 81
GNC4T-Mobile9
GameStop3T.G.I. Driday's1
Gap1T.J.Maxx1
Goodwill1Taco Bell7
Gymboree1Talbots2
H&R Block12Target1
Havertys Furniture1The Room Place2
Hilton3Toyota1
Hobby Lobby1Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn5Travelodge2
Hollister Co.1True Value1
Home Depot2U-Haul16
Honda1UPS31
IHOP2Verizon Wireless2
J. Jill1Victoria's Secret1
JCPenney1Waffle House3
JoS. A. Bank1Walgreens6
Jones New York3Walmart5
Journeys1Wendy's9
KFC6YMCA3
Kincaid1

Caddo Parish on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"